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Do you know what the best part of Halloween is? It’s seeing the pure joy on children’s faces, from wearing their favorite costumes down to trick-or-treating with lots of candy! Not only that, but we can’t also forget the spooktacular-themed parties filled with a ton of delicious food and treats.
This coming Halloween, don’t settle for the usual takeout or pizza delivery at the party. Go all out and prepare adorable and eerie dishes that will surely leave children squealing with amusement, gorging on all the yummy food. The best part is that you can still keep things nutritious among all the candies out there with the right recipes.
We share 15 easy and healthy Halloween party food for kids for a fun party. Check them out below!
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1. Mummy Hot Dogs
For parents looking for something incredibly easy to do for the party, then these mummy hotdogs are the way to go. It only consists of two ingredients that you probably have in the kitchen. Moreover, it only takes less than half an hour to make!
Add more Halloween pizazz by designing the ketchup and mustard in a way that looks like a cool web. This is a great appetizer with its simplicity being a huge hit with the kids.
2. Spooky Grilled Cheese
Who doesn’t love cheese? Cheese is an absolute favorite among kids and adults alike, so make the classic grilled cheese sandwich spookier with this fun and healthy recipe. The kids are going to love the cheesy goodness and the many designs they can choose from.
This recipe makes grilled cheese healthier as it’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free. The olives leave a nice touch to make “ghosts” out of the gilled cheese while adding a bit of vitamin E!
3. Skeleton Veggie Platter
You might be shocked because even the picky eaters who set aside veggies on their plate will be trying this platter out! It’s colorful, filled with nutritious vegetables, and two dips that act as the skeleton and Frankenstein heads… What’s not to love?
All the vegetables on the platter are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a nutritious starter before the candies. If the kids aren’t a huge fan of cheese (or the adults want some variety), add some guac and create Frankenstein guacamole with tortilla chips on the side.
4. Halloween Cake Pops
Skip the huge bowl of candies and go straight to a healthier dessert with these skinny cake pops for Halloween! These are fun to make and decorate, with the bright colors popping in a room filled with food. Children will be scrambling for them when dessert comes.
You can easily use sugar-free frosting so you won’t have to worry about a sugar overload with these bite-sized cakes.
5. Bat Bites
This is another yummy alternative to the usual candies, and they are so easy to make! Rather than giving the kids a huge sugar rush and crash, these bat bites give them a dose of energy to prepare themselves for a night of trick-or-treating.
They look cute rather than scary, and they are a filling dessert with minimal sugar! You’ve got protein from the peanuts and peanut butter, healthy carbs from gluten-free rolled oats, and phytonutrients from Medjool dates. This little dessert can also be a satisfying snack that’s under 100 calories per serving.
6. Ghost Pizza
Who said pizzas need to be so unhealthy and filled with bad fat? We know that pizza is the classic go-to food to pair with horror movie nights, but rather than delivering a huge box, you can just make your own! The secret to these ghost pizzas? Just your handy cookie cutter!
These mini ghost pizzas are so easy to make that you can have the kids join in on the fun and make new memories while decorating their very own “ghosts” to eat later on. It’s a simple cheese and olive pizza but you can make it more nutritious by adding more color with different vegetables.
7. Halloween Taco Dip with Guacamole
You can never go wrong with chips and dip with kids! Take things up a notch by making a delicious and hearty taco dip with guacamole, which is filled with a ton of cheese and fresh produce. You’ll be sneaking in a few vegetables without anyone knowing!
You’ve got garlic, onions, tomatoes, black olives, and scallion to garnish. Use fresh salsa for a fresher, brighter flavor, then design the dip to look like there’s a spider caught in a web! The homemade guac will also be a popular choice, made with ripe avocados containing healthy fats and vitamins.
8. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
These precious yet eerie pumpkin pie tarts are another tasty dessert that can also be a good breakfast idea! After all, these are essentially healthier versions of pop tarts, and with the warm pumpkin flavor, the kids are going to be asking for more.
We appreciate this recipe because it takes less than 50 minutes to make and only needs two tablespoons of sugar. No parent will need to worry about the sugar crash when their kids have seconds!
9. Jack O’ Lantern Peppers
Kids don’t like veggies? Make bell peppers a yummy and enjoyable treat with these naturally gluten-free Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers at the party! You get a bit of everything in one stuffed pepper, with beef, rice, onions, and mushrooms, filling the kids up.
Don’t worry, bell peppers aren’t spicy at all! In fact, they are a great source of vitamins A and C. Parents can even make these stuffed peppers more nutritious by using cauliflower rice and ground turkey (no one will know the difference!).
10. Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies
Freshly baked cookies over packaged candies all the way! Your home will smell absolutely divine with this recipe, with the young chocolate lovers grabbing a handful of these soft, flavorful cookies. Parents, don’t be alarmed! These are wholesome cookies with healthy ingredients, no refined sugars were added here.
These indulgent dark chocolate cookies are sweetened with only half a cup of coconut sugar and M&M’s. Use orange M&M’s to bring out the festive October colors!
11. Healthy Halloween Popcorn
When thinking of Halloween, one of the first things that come to mind is an epic horror movie marathon! You can’t forget the popcorn because what’s a movie night without the classic snack?
Don’t go for the plain unsalted stuff, and make your bowl of popcorn a yummy yet healthy treat with a mix of sweet and savory. This recipe is filled with nutritious seasonings like beetroot powder, spirulina, and turmeric for added flavor and color. Not only will the popcorn look and taste amazing, but the kids get their share of antioxidants.
12. Pumpkin Cookies
These are incredibly soft pumpkin cookies that will surely warm up even the coldest and spookiest night of the year! These are hearty desserts that accommodate many diets, being gluten-free and grain-free. With a few ingredient substitutions, you can make the recipe dairy-free, paleo-friendly, or vegan.
Only taking 20 minutes to prep and bake a batch, it’s best to make a lot because you might end up with an empty tray before you could even taste a cookie!
13. Gingerbread Mummy Cookies
You read that right, we’ve got gingerbread cookies in October because Christmas isn’t the only time we can enjoy them! These mummies look cute, taste delicious, and are incredibly easy to make, using a ton of spice for that familiar warmth. Adding to that, these cookies are nut-free, so you can accommodate those who are allergic.
14. Pretzel & Chocolate Spiders
Whether it’s an appetizer, snack, or dessert, these are one of the easiest recipes to do, taking only ten minutes. It’s almost effortless to make and the kids will love them, especially with the tasty balance of sweet, savory, and nutty flavors!
Use all-natural peanut butter and vegan dark chocolate to make this a vegan-friendly dish many kids will enjoy.
15. Green Monster Zucchini Noodles
Party dishes do not need to be so unhealthy and this wholesome plate of pasta proves it! If your kids love spaghetti, then they will eat the heck out of this pasta without knowing they are eating a ton of vegetables from the zucchini!
Zucchinis aren’t only low in calories (so you can have more), but they are filled with vitamins C and B6, among other nutrients and antioxidants for growing kids. Plus, the pesto sauce is straightforward, using basil, pine nuts, garlic, and your chosen seasoning. Each bite will be a refreshing and flavorsome one, making it an ideal main course.